Johnny Sexton is on course to return for Ireland against Scotland
The Irish kingpin limped off against Castres 10 days ago but is on course to be available for the Murrayfield trip along with Sean O’Brien and Keith Earls.
“Johnny Sexton continues to rehab a bruised calf and is making a lot of progress and he is on track to train on Tuesday,” said Ireland manager Paul Dean.
Wales will give Bath No8 Taulupe Faletau a fitness test tomorrow to see whether he will be fit for the trip to Italy on Sunday.
Taulupe Faletau will gave a fitness test on Wednesday to see if he can play for Wales against Italy
Faletau suffered a knee ligament injury in the 40-26 defeat to Wasps on December 24.
“We’re very hopeful he is going to be fit for Sunday but if he’s not we’ll have somebody else coming in who will be keen and ready to go and then hopefully he’ll be fit for England,” said Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards.
Rugby's controversial moments
Fri, September 18, 2015
From 'Bloodgate' to suspensions here are Rugby's most controversial moments.
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Harlequins' Tom Williams faked blood pouring from his mouth with blood capsuls in a scandal now referred to as 'Bloodgate', 2009
Leicester second-row Ed Slater, banned for two weeks by his club for striking Glasgow’s Zander Fagerson, had the sentence confirmed yesterday at a European rugby disciplinary hearing.
Slater will be free to play when the Premiership resumes for the Tigers on February 11 against Gloucester.